When I found out that there was going to be a Star Wars exhibit coming to the Bay Area, specifically the San Jose Tech Museum, I knew I was going to have to check it out ASAP. And while reading up on it, I was even more excited to find out that there was going to be a full sized Millennium Falcon set there – something called the “Millennium Falcon experience”. I had no idea what that would entail, but the prospect of me being able to take a few awesome photos inside a Millennium Falcon was motivating enough to decide to make a somewhat new cosplay just to wear to the exhibit. Having already made the ANH Han Solo a couple years back, I had always wanted to re-do the holster/belt properly with my new found leather crafting skills. So with that began my latest cosplay quest to make the Empire Strikes Back version of Han Solo. The second time around was definitely easier (write up coming soon!), but making that holster was still very challenging. In fact, I’ve heard from most Han cosplayers that that holster is quite a pain in the Wookie. Anyhow, if you can’t make it out to this exhibit, I pretty much captured the whole thing on camera. More pics after the jump!
As a fan of Black Milk’s entire line of Star Wars items, I’ve had this Death Star dress for a while now. And I’m not sure about you, but I’ve always found it a little challenging when it comes to how to wear something so eye-catching outside of the convention halls and into the “normal” public. With the way the dresses are shown on the Black Milk site, it’s hard to get ideas on what to wear with them. Well, I took that as a challenge and here’s what I came up with. What do you wear with your BM dresses? Comment below and share your favorite things to wear with BM stuff!
I love a good comfy sweater and it only seemed fitting that this sweater, appropriately with style name “TGIF”, be worn in today’s post. Free People is known for their laid back boho style and this oversized cardigan makes me feel like I’m being wrapped in a blanket all day. And with it’s hi-lo style (short front, long back), it’s not only modern, but also effortless. To keep the look just as casual as the sweater, I paired it with my vintage art Star Wars tank, some faded skinnies, and Victorian inspired lace up boots. Hopefully with this kind of outfit, you’ll look like you just rolled out of bed on a Friday looking casual, but stylish! Happy Friday, everyone!
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, I decided today’s outfit had to be a bit fun and flirty! I’m not really one to show much skin, but I suddenly didn’t seem to care when I saw this amazing R2-D2 centered crop top. And as for the flirty part, you can’t go wrong with a floral skirt, especially one with a little bit of poof underneath. Hope your v-day is filled with love!
It’s funny how fast Christmas comes and goes in an instant. If you think about it, it’s really just the anticipation of Christmas that’s really exciting. I start thinking about Christmas the moment Halloween is over. Christmas songs flood my iPhone, the Christmas tree and decorations go up, and the countdown begins. And of course somewhere in between there, I find something crafty to do. Ever since I saw this amazing gingerbread AT-AT last year, I wanted to try my skills at a creative gingerbread “house”. I figured since I know pumpkins, maybe I can do something interesting with this food. I admit that I am “not a jedi master yet”, but practice makes perfect! Read on for more progress pics!
The rise of geeky girl clothing has been amazing over the past ten years. What was once impossible to find your favorite TV show, movie, or video game on a girl sized shirt is now so easily available. Ashlie Eckstein saw potential in geeky girl clothing early on and spawned Her Universe, a sci-fi focused clothing brand for women. I remember my first Her Universe purchase clearly at SDCC many years ago. A cool looking Star Wars hoodie in my size?? I couldn’t believe my eyes! And to this day, that hoodie still remains one of my favorite Star Wars hoodies that I own. Since then, Her Universe has gone from just a store on the con floor to a very well known brand and today’s outfit post features one of their incredible dresses!
Lately my weekends have been pretty typical – hang out with friends and family, watch movies, play some games, watch a lot of football. However, this past weekend was incredibly unexpected since I flew 3000 miles to spend a day at New York Comic Con! Even though I hadn’t planned on going, I took an unexpected last minute trip to New York and suddenly realized I would be there the same weekend as the con! With some last minute luck, I was somehow able to scramble for a ticket, packed my cosplay, and hoped for great New York weather. Since I only had time to go to the con on Saturday, I spent my entire day on the floor, seeing some old friends, getting a taste of New York cosplay, and meeting some great people. I actually hadn’t been to NYCC since 2008 and OMG, I was seriously blown away by how large it had become. I would say it’s pretty comparable to the size of SDCC minus all the downtown activities and maybe a little less crazy in terms of lines. To New York Comic Con I will say, “Impressive, most impressive.”